Search Results: "Aaron James"


BOOK REVIEW

ASSHOLES by Aaron James
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"While there are moments of great insight and outright hilarity, the book feels more like a sharp magazine article or clever website than a full-length book."
Great title, clever concept, average execution. Read full book review >

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ASSHOLES by Aaron James
Released: May 3, 2016

"A slim, witty, and wise addition to the vital conversation surrounding arguably the most controversial presidential candidate ever."
A philosophical examination of the concept of the "asshole" through the lens of our most relevant current example. Read full book review >

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SURFING WITH SARTRE by Aaron James
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Heidegger as ho-daddy? The approach is unusual, but to fruitful—and entertaining—ends."
I surf, therefore I am: a good-natured exploration of some of the big questions philosophy raises, all while hanging 10. Read full book review >

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THE HICCUPOTAMUS by Aaron Zenz
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Fun for all. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"There was a hippopotamus / Who hiccupped quite-a-lotamus / And every time he got'emus... / …He'd fall upon his bottomus." Read full book review >

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THE BAD GUYS IN MISSION UNPLUCKABLE by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Another uproarious romp that explores what it is to be good as well as do good. (Fiction. 7-11)"
The foursome of reformed villains returns with a new mission and new team member in a continued effort to repair their reputations in Blabey's (The Bad Guys, 2017) rollicking sequel. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS GO NIGHT-NIGHT by Aaron Zenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Combine monsters, ridiculousness, and audience participation for a delightfully raucous result. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Though this book is all about monsters' bedtime routines, don't be fooled—this will induce not sleep but its opposite. Read full book review >

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PIG THE WINNER by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Pig probably doesn't have any fans per se (who'd like the nasty little booger?), but his antics make learning good sportsdogship fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sore loser and sore winner is always a losing combination. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2006

"Parmelee draws the depth and range of pedophilia and sexual slavery into an appalling light."
Parmelee's understated thriller tackles a pedophilic, child-trafficking syndicate in Thailand. Read full book review >

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SUNDAY CHUTNEY by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Blabey doesn't answer that question, but his clear acrylics and mixed media ground Sunday's excitements and worries—shown in extreme, sometimes manic, facial expressions—on soft, solid, comforting backgrounds. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An energetic, frizzy-haired girl claims her quirkiness but wrestles with her family's frequent moves. Read full book review >

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THE BAD GUYS by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"We challenge anyone to read this and keep a straight face. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Four misunderstood villains endeavor to turn over a new leaf…or a new rap sheet in Blabey's frenzied romp. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, GRIZZLE GRUMP! by Aaron Blecha
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"This is a good choice for read-alouds and great fun, especially for those readers who can appreciate a good nap. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One bear's quest for a quiet place to hibernate is thwarted by lots of noisy critters. Read full book review >

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QUEST by Aaron Becker
Kirkus Star
by Aaron Becker, illustrated by Aaron Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Breathtaking in scope, consider this a wordless testament to the power of not just imagination, but art itself; picture books rarely feel this epic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On the coattails of Journey (2013), Becker gleefully expands and details his award-winning fantasyland, growing even more ambitious with his storytelling. Read full book review >